Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new report from NCCI on the effects of comorbidities on workers’ comp claims. NCCI had previously released a study which found that claims with obesity comorbidity diagnoses incurred significantly higher medical costs than comparable claims without. The new report increases the number of comorbidities examined and provides info on both the types of claimants receiving comorbidity diagnoses, and the types of providers submitting them. Find out more (including a link to the free report!) by clicking here!
Also in the news today is a WCW Exclusive from our sit-down with One Call Care Management CEO Don Duford at the National Workers’ Comp & Disability Conference. Don gave us a rundown on the launch of the new brand, the next-generation “team-based” approach they are implementing for care management, and also covered what the recent acquisition of Harbor Health means for their organization. Find out more by clicking here!